ND made a thread! Pigs are flying. Hell hath frozen over.
I just started taking Nathan Fowke's Environment Design class through Schoolism. I'm going to keep this thread updated with each completed assignment as I finish it, which should be once a week. This is a class I'm really serious about, and it's not just me
holding myself accountable, so you can count on this thread sticking around for a bit longer than my other threads tend to.
The course runs for nine weeks, and I'm currently on the second assignment. Last assignment I'm guessing
will be due right before Christmas.
Images are going to be LARGE and unspoiler'd.
If you want to read detailed descriptions of what the assignment is each week, you can click on the "Lesson Plan" here
Color studies! Find artwork/images that have a strong sense of "environment", and make thumbnail studies of each. Spend under an hour with each image. Simplify the piece, and try to capture what the piece is "about".
These are not exactly in the order that I completed them...I felt like I spent too much time on a few pieces due to being a perfectionist and wanting to get all the shapes and colors hyper-accurate...but then towards the end, I actually messed up the days of the week and had to get a few done much more quickly (which was honestly probably the speed at which I should
have been aiming to complete most of them, anyhow). Most of these are pieces of art as reference, but two are photographs. I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with, and I surprised myself at how the faster studies were not as bad as I thought they'd be. I felt like I started to get a "hang" of simplifying the more I did these...and I learned that you can sell scale pretty quickly by using a smaller brush and getting some tiny detail in without having to go overboard and adding a LOT of tiny detail. I think doing more studies like this and learning to really simplify even further would be beneficial to me (and was suggested to me in critique)!
This is resized in the post...but if you click on it you'll see a larger version, which is roughly a third of the original size.